VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is Showing Unlicensed on Cluster Level

VMware VDP not licensed

VMware VDP and VDP advanced starts to become more popular. One of the main reasons perhaps is the possibility to leverage existing virtual infrastructure to deploy the product without additional Windows licensing. Often Small businesses do invest into a virtual infrastructure but the real utilization is far from 100% the first years. Admins are creating [...]

vSphere Replication 5.8 Featuring Cloud Replication


vSphere Replication 5.8 announced together with vSphere Data Protection 5.8 during VMworld, brings in an interesting possibility to replicate directly to the cloud service provider. When configuring the replication of your VM, you not only have possibility to replicate to another vCenter server, but also to cloud service provider’s facility. This could be any of [...]

vSphere Data Protection 5.8 – What’s New?


First of all, both versions of vSphere Data Protection (VDP) gets new update. The latest versions will be vSphere Data Protection 5.8 when they’ll be available for download. For now the latest versions stays 5.5.6, which is already compatible with VSAN. The announce of the new version of VDP is especially interesting for customers who [...]

Nakivo Backup and Replication 4.1 Released – Brings automation and orchestration capabilities

Nakivo Admin Dashboard - click to enlarge

Nakivo Backup and Replication 4.1 has been released yesterday. Nakivo Backup and Replication is pushing another update to their product, this time adding some automation and orchestration capabilities. Those capabilities are based on new HTTP API available for the users. Also new the possibility to add datastore cluster as a replication target or VM recovery. Another [...]

How-to use Veeam Backup NFS used for storing ISOs in your VMware vSphere Infrastructure

vPower NFS

If you’re using only block storage in your organization and NFS isn’t your your choice, you might possibly store your Installation ISOs and other files on one of your iSCSI datastore. This always works, but it’s certainly cheaper to store such a files on other than high-end 15000 SAS disks placed in probably very expensive SAN which [...]

Unitrends (PHD) Virtual Backup 8.0 Product Review


I recently tested a beta version of the Unitrends Virtual Backup v 8.0 (previously PHD Virtual) product. While I have reviewed PHD products in the past, I immediately noticed the major interface re-design on this new release. In fact, this virtual backup product now has over 120 new features and enhancements according to Unitrends with [...]

Veeam 7 Patch 4 to assure VSAN and SQL 2014 Compatibility

Veeam 7 patch4 and component upgrade

You may have missed that when it was officially announced by Veem few weeks ago. Veeam has released 4th patch for their flagship datacenter backup software – Veeam Backup and Replication 7.0. It’s a cumulative update, so you don’t have to install the previous 3 patches. The patch assures compatibility with VMware VSAN as previously [...]

VDP Advanced Can Backup Applications Which Aren’t Virtualized Yet – Did You Know?

VMware VDP Advanced

I found out about it when browsing the VDP advanced FAQ – check the document from VDP advanced page at VMware. VDP Advanced Can Backup Applications Which Aren’t Virtualized. I have seen many businesses which still keeps some of their workflows on physical servers, like SQL or Exchange. That’s where VDP advanced can be used, [...]

Zerto 3.5 Integrates Offsite Backup To The Replication Capabilities

Zerto Offsite Backup Architecture

Zerto Virtual Replication product gets more robust with more features for VMware administrators wanting to protect their workflows by replicating to the DR sites. Zerto 3.5 Integrates Offsite Backup To The Replication Capabilities which shows that it’s possible to protect workflows a different ways. The offsite backup feature of Zerto 3.5 is one of many enhancements of Zerto’s [...]

How-to restart VMware VDP webservices if you can’t login to web configuration interface

How-to restart management webservice in VMware VDP

The other day I played with VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) in my lab and in one moment I wasn’t able to connect into the appliance via the web interface configuration address. You need to know how-to restart VDP webservices. By default the connection URL  looks something like this: https://<your_vdp_ip_adress>:8543/vdp-configure/ The appliance was showing corectly the IP [...]